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    Interesting new look for the Mountain Cycle Shockwave

    I never much liked the look of the old MC DH bike (not sure about this one either) but they certainly did go in a different direction as far as "looks" go. The "hunchback" design kind of reminds me of the old KHS DH bike. It would probably look pretty mean built up.
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    Looks seriously burly, wonder how the suspensions works with that yellow link in there!! id love to see it built up!

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    Opinion just based off my first look, it looks hideous, bulky and busy. Also that main pivot looks way to small for a dedicated DH bike. Im not a fan.

    Oh well thats my take, I wish MC luck.
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    I too hate how bulky some frames look. Just because they look like a tank, doesn't mean they are.

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    "Interesting" is a good description I guess.
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    The swingarm looks like an afterthought.

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    I also agree that the bike is ugly as sin and as far as the swing arm its the same as all of their new bikes. Can't blame them for trying to streamline their parts, but at the same time it has its pros and cons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fixbikeguy
    The swingarm looks like an afterthought.
    The frame in general looks like an afterthought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iggz
    The frame in general looks like an afterthought.

    I agree, but I still want to see one built up. Just curious.

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    Looks pretty good IMO.

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    Its funny that it says Marzocchi on the swingarm, and there is a double barrel mounted to the frame. Aesthetically, I dont care for it, and it looks like something from the turn of the century. I would really like to see the "turntable" feature demonstrated.
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    built up, up on the roof.
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    Mountain Cycle launch booth #1 from Design Ronin on Vimeo.



    vid of all the 2012s. they look freakin sweet
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    One of the most hideous bikes i've ever seen. Hands down.

    No style consistency through their models either, the swingarm looks to be the same part across the board, but that doesn't mean thats a good thing. Sorry MC, i cannot see your vision here. Utterly bizarre.
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    That is one UGLY MOTHERFUCKER

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    Oh. That's so unfortunate.

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    i think it looks ver' nice!
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    i can't say i'm surprised. MC makes perhaps the ugliest bikes on the market. good for them, i guess, they still seem to have a loyal following. the rumble is the only frame they couldn't uglify. even their name is terrible. they could've just named their company "bike". that's about how much thought they put into it.

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    Wow guys, don't hold any punches, tell me what you REALLY think! I don't think I've ever heard so much anger directed at a DH frame. Funny stuff.

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    I'm really wondering who does their design and market analysis. Do they actually think that this bike will sell? Yes, some people will like it, but it doesn't seem to be very popular so far.

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    One of the best things MC ever did was make the MOHO. And that was a hardtail that relied on flexing aluminum. Somehow, their bikes didn't get any better in the last fifteen years.

    Truth be told, I didn't think the original 'Shockwave' looked that bad. Now with this newest version I guess Mountain Cycle didn't want Karpiel and KHS to be lonely in the fugly bike market.

    From Mountain Cycle's website:

    "We at Mountain Cycle have always worked on gradual refinement and only when there was something worth refining. While our 2011 line is new from the ground up..."

    Says it all right there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saturnine
    i can't say i'm surprised. MC makes perhaps the ugliest bikes on the market. good for them, i guess, they still seem to have a loyal following. the rumble is the only frame they couldn't uglify. even their name is terrible. they could've just named their company "bike". that's about how much thought they put into it.

    Actually, the company was started by a long time Kawasaki moto test rider. And MC were one of, if not the first, companies to incorporate dirt bike technology like hydraulic disk brakes, inverted forks, subframe/mainframe construction, etc. into mountain bikes.

    I think Mountain Cycle was very fitting name for a bike company born from motorcycles.

    It is sad to see the direction it went once Kinesis bought them and they moved from SLO to Oregon. There used to be some real soul in each and every one of those frames. Richard Lancaster was winning Semi-Pro DH Nationals on the weekend, then we would be hammering out San Andreas frames and swing arms all week long. Welding up prototype Shockwave frames then testing them down some of SLO's finest DH trails the next day. Good times.

    That ugly creation in the first post is not a Mountain Cycle. It is crap.

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    i think the all red san andreas looks all right but the other are just terrible.

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    Well that's the good thing about having opinions, they are just that, opinions, and everyone has one. Only time will tell how well this design does, I actually kind of like it. I'm curious to see that thing built up with top notch components.

    I find many bikes out there now days ugly, that are very popular. I think the majority of Specialized bikes are hidous but they sell a ton of them. I also find Norco, and Ellsworth to be among the ugliest bikes out there, but they seem to be doing fine as well.

    Any way like I said, time will tell.

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    Looks like a flexy afterthought.
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